The bILDA project consists of a specialized open source D/A converter hardware and control software, which make it possible to control entertainment laser show projectors using Linux. Full hardware plans are provided. On the software side the device firmware and a Linux kernel module are available. A small application to play laser show animations in *.ild file format is also included.
bttvgrab is a program for grabbing video sequences using a bt848-based frame grabber card (e.g. Hauppauge WinTV, Miro PCTV...). The goal of bttvgrab is to provide high-quality grabbing suitable for video recording. Currently, this is accomplished by trying hard not to leave out a single frame, and to catch temproary delays by buffering several frames. In the future, synchronized sound will be part of it. Then you can create mpeg movies using mpeg2enc, the output files will be prepared for that, so that the conversion can be done by a simple shell script.
Cammgr manages a collection of web cameras. It will bring cameras online or offline, and initiate or suspend image capture operations. Any camera can be controlled provided a driver is available. Cammgr supports multiple images per camera, default images for inactive cameras, per- user/host/camera notifications, and an easy-to- use configuration file. It can scan Apache log files to auto-initiate image capture, and tune capture frequency can to the minimum needed to ensure that clients receive a new image on request.
Linux Video Surveillance (eLViS) provides a user interface for watching motion frames captured by the motion program as JPEG files. It has VCR-like controls, rewind, stop, play, and fast forward. It lets you view up to four motion threads (camera sources) and has a simple configuration panel.
XLV is a middle-level interface for Audio/Video (and generic multimedia format) playing, recording, and managing. The idea is that what you can do automatically (with one call) can also be done manually (all the decoding process can be extracted from the automate). XLV comes with a full bunch of plugins, including Vorbis, MPEG audio decoding, MPEG 1/2 video decoding, a Win32 codec interface, AVI decoder, Wave decoder, Quicktime decoder, MPEG/VOB (DVD file) decoder, and more functionalities like auto-format conversion, etc.
fftv is a TV viewer for use with TV cards and Video for Linux. It also features a radio user interface. It can support recording of various formats and codecs including MPEG, AVI, and Ogg. It supports remote control if LIRC is installed. It supports scheduled power-on/off recording/reminding if tcron is installed.